Man Arrested for Shooting Dog Twelve Times


CBS St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — A St. Louis man faces felony animal abuse charges after detectives linked him to a crime where a dog was shot 12 times, choked with an electrical cord and thrown in a dumpster.

Mayor Slay’s Animal Cruelty Task Force arrested Ron Jackson on Monday.

In September, a city employee found the abused dog and called Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

Despite the dog’s back legs being paralyzed because of a bullet lodged near his spine, the rescue and shelter group has been instrumental in his miraculous recovery. The abused dog, now named OP (short for Optimus Prime), is aided by a donated, custom-built cart and is now living with Stray Rescue’s founder, Randy Grim.

“The fact that OP’s abuser could be brought to justice after his violent crime shows that the Mayor’s task force continues to make great strides in…

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